Railway minister Piyush Goyal announced plans for the construction of India’s most ambitious high-Speed Rail Project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. also adding that said that train has not seen a single accident in Japan.
Goyal said, “The coming of bullet trains to India will not only boost employment but also will help India to export it.”, also adding that the train has not seen a single accident in Japan.
According to Mr. Goyal, the Indian Railways is set to undergo radical changes for the good under the directions of the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe will also be visiting India for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the highspeed rail link between the two major cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The main aim of the visit being to promote Shinkansen technology for Indian railways., with China also aiming to win orders for the projects, the Japan Times had reported, earlier in August.
With services planned to commence in 2023, the 500-km railway will link Mumbai and Ahmedabad in Western India. Known for its safety and comfort, the train is based on Japanese high-speed technology called Shinkansen India has pledged to build high-speed railways.
News Source: ANI, Financial Express
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Two days after Gauri Lankesh was brutally murdered in front of her house, a journalist from the Arwal district of Bihar suffered the same fate.
Pankaj Mishra, a journalist who works at the newspaper named “Rashtriya Sahara” was shot by two bike borne assailants. It is believed that Mishra, who was leaving a bank with Rs 1 lakh was waylaid at a place of Banshi Block and attacked by two of his fellow villagers. The motive behind the heinous act is being considered to be personal enmity between the perpetrators of violence and the victim. The victim was initially taken to a Primary Health Centre before being shifted to Arwal Sadar Hospital due to the adverse nature of his injury. Meanwhile, Only one of the two assailants have been arrested, as the police are currently on the hunt for the second person. The Indian freedom of speech is being challenged as in the last three days the country has witnessed the death of two journalists, in repeated succession. Though, Arwal Superintendent of Police Dilip Kumar Mishra assured that Pankaj Mishra is out of danger as per medical reports, the condition for jounalists in the country is atrocious to say the least.
The Indian freedom of speech is being challenged as in the last three days the country has witnessed the death of two journalists, in repeated succession. Though Arwal Superintendent of Police Dilip Kumar Mishra assured that Pankaj Mishra is out of danger as per medical reports, the condition for journalists in the country is vulnerable, to say the least.
- ANI- http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail-Mg/MzMzNjU5/bihar-another-journalist-shot-one-accused-arrested.html
2.The Hindu- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/journalist-shot-at-robbed-in-bihars-arwal-district/article19637682.ece
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“The Chinese military will resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and security as well as regional peace and stability,” said the Chinese defense ministry in response to the US. Bomber planes flying over the disputed South China Sea. The U.S. Air Force strongly believes that the region should be treated as an International territory in spite of China’s opposition.
China has already dispatched military vessels and fighter jets to ward away U.S. warship sailing near the disputed region. The tension between the two escalated as the US President Donald Trump and the Chinese President Xi Xinping are set to meet at the G-20 summit at Hamburg. They are supposed to discuss China’s role in stifling North Korea’s Missile and nuclear weapons programme after King Jong-Un launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson was however critical of the U.S. bomber planes,”But China resolutely opposes individual countries using the banner of freedom of navigation and overflight to flaunt military force and harm China’s sovereignty and security,” he exclaimed. The South China Sea witnesses a $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passing through it every year, with countries like Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan claiming parts of this region. A U.S. warship reportedly sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea a few days back as the tension between these two heavyweight countries refuses to fade away.
News Sources- Ani, Reuters
By terming the midnight celebration of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout at central hall of the Parliament as “Tamasha” (drama), the Indian National Congress has chosen to boycott the event which is to take place on June 30th.
“First till now, only three-midnight celebrations are held in Central Hall i.e. 15 August 1947, 1972 freedom silver jubilee and 1997 freedom golden jubilee. Second, the Prime Minister and his party leaders are not taking cognizance of farmers’ distress, brutal killing of Dalits and the minorities people, rising unemployment, border insecurity, etcetera,” said senior Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge expressed that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) introduced many bills like Right to Information Act(RTI), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Right to Education- but, never created a fuss around it by arranging celebrations in the central hall of the parliament.
The Opposition also objected to the celebration, pointing out that President Pranab Mukherjee’s status would be undermined. The decision to boycott the event came after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders. Mamata Banerjee of Trinamool Congress too joined in, Congress as she made it clear that she won’t be a part of the midnight celebrations. “For ten years, only two BJP chief ministers opposed GST and they were Narendra Modi and Shivraj Singh Chouhan” exclaimed Jairam Ram of Congress who also asserted that it was the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee who introduced GST for the first time.
The GST would be enforced from midnight of June 30th, is set to bring the Indian economy under a single tax bracket-dividing it into six slabs of taxation as proposed by the council, ranging from zero percent to 43 percent.
News Sources- ANI, PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which deals with cooperation in the textiles, clothing and fashion sectors, linking the Ministry of Textiles, India with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.
Australian fashion designers, using Indian woven and textile have shown interest to work with the Indian stakeholders, includes cooperation with textiles, handloom sector. This, in turn, will provide state of art, designing of textiles and handloom products. These products would be introduced in Indian as well as international markets.
The move will likely connect the Australian and Indian textile and fashion industries. This would promote collaboration and international engagement between these industries and also provide economic opportunities and professional engagement. Other benefits include training, skill development and public exhibition of products derived from these industries in the two countries.
An increase in the handloom fabric production by establishing market linkages, for the overall development of handloom sector and better access to domestic and export markets in order to provide with weavers, continuous employment and better living standards is on the cards.
News Sources- ANI, PIB
India has collaborated with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), to uproot terror financing, arms smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering and cyber crimes which are some of the challenges faced by the Southeast Asian nations.
ASEAN and India have enhanced maritime cooperation and security to find collaborative solutions to emerging and non-traditional challenges, making ASEAN India’s fourth largest trading partner. Enhancement of connectivity by land, air and sea in order to transform the corridors of connectivity into that of economic cooperation is also on the cards.
While addressing a Think Thank named ‘Research and Information System’, Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs said, “Connectivity is a huge enabler for stimulating trade and investment as well as to ensure peace and stability.” She further added, “For enhancing digital connectivity, specific proposals have been put forward, involving the setting up of a regional high-capacity fibre-optic network, supplemented by national rural broadband networks and digital villages in remote areas.”
Swaraj expressed that the major boost towards infrastructure and connectivity, both within India and in the North East, in particular, can make a qualitative shift in our economic engagement with ASEAN. Swaraj also spoke about the influence of Hinduism in ASEAN
Swaraj also spoke about the influence of Hinduism in ASEAN countries making them natural partners of India’s Act East Policy. India’s exports to ASEAN having increased by almost 20 per cent in 2016-17 after two years of slow growth. ASEAN-India trade is now back on track with an increase of 8 %
India’s exports to ASEAN having increased by almost 20 per cent in 2016-17 after two years of slow growth. ASEAN-India trade is now back on track with an increase of 8 per cent.
News Source- PTI